My October Set Up

To pair with today’s #PlanWithMeChallenge prompt, I wanted to highlight parts of my October set up.

My October Setup

I still have my trusty FoxyDori traveler’s notebook cover (about 8.5″ x 6″) to hold 3 inserts.  I just scored a beautiful pink cover from the big Clearance sale a few weeks ago, and I’m debating moving into it in the next few weeks – but I really want to just have no more than two covers.  It’s such a trap to keep buying a ton of stuff – and one of the things I want to work on is being content with what I have.

Inside, I have a collection of different notebooks – a fresh YellowPaperHouse dot grid for my bullet journal (because lists), a gridded May Designs notebook for a daily log (jotting a few thoughts down every day), and a Moleskine grid for Notes and Collections (for lists, ideas, project planning, tracking histories of things, etc)

October Monthly
My monthly for October in my bullet journal (@prettyprintsandpaper)

My Monthly spreads have been the Last Frontier in my modified Bullet Journal – the original lists didn’t work for me, so I tried the standard monthly grid like I’m used to in other planners.  I’d decorate it and mark my events… then literally never look at them! So in August I tried a different strategy, and printed off a blank calendar for daily doodling challenges. Nope, never happened.

This month I’m ditching the calendar altogether in favor of a Monthly task list in different categories, and space for October Instagram challenges.  I KNOW I will refer to those pages, and perhaps keep the other planning on my Google Calendar.  I think this will work!

October weekly

And of course, my beloved weekly layout. Here, I have adapted slightly.

  • I added weather, because Minnesota weather is crazy and I’ve walked out with so many incorrect outfits
  • I added a few circles (ala original Bullet Journal legend) to indicate big meetings I’d have or the classes I teach that day – because it then makes sense why I didn’t get a lot of tasks done that day
  • The cute lanterns for my liquids tracker – I have to find the name of the gal on Instagram who inspired me, but it’s just plain cute.
  • My tasks and money tracker have stayed the same but I added a flag “For Others” since I’m in the midst of doing a lot for other people right now

Well there you have it, folks! That’s how I getting things done in October – how about you?



5 thoughts on “My October Set Up

  1. What do the letters at the bottom of your daily schedule blocks mean? “HL $ GA”
    I like your layout, still working on my daily and definitely going to try your new monthly – I was exactly like you, did the traditional BuJo monthly list and then never looked back.


What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s